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  • 14. September 2018
  • Press Release | Alpha Trains

Alpha Trains honored for outstanding leadership in sustainability

Alpha Trains named Sector Leader in the GRESB Infrastructure Assessment

Luxembourg, 14 September 2018 - For its commitment to sustainability, Alpha Trains has been named the GRESB Infra­structure Sector Leader 2018 of Asset-Transport-Rail Companies. Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is a global sustainability platform and evaluates and compares the annual performance of real assets worldwide based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

  • Alpha Trains best in class rail company
  • Strong commitment to sustainability
  • Company improves 5 star rating from 2017

It is the second year that Alpha Trains has been evaluated by GRESB. In 2017, the company already achieved a GRESB 5 Star Rating, the highest GRESB Rating. The improved score in 2018 and the recognition as Sector Leader clearly shows that Alpha Trains’ sustainability strategy is paying off. Responsibility for the environment and society is firmly anchored and described in Alpha Trains’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Policy and Mission-Vision-Values Statement.

“We are extremely proud to be honored as the best in class rail company for sustainability. As the leading lessor of locomotives and trains in Continental Europe, it is key for us to show leadership in business success and in our commitment to sustainability,” says Shaun Mills, CEO of the Alpha Trains Group.

“We are proud to recognize the 2018 Sector Leaders for the significant steps they have taken to incorporate sustainability into their operations and communicate their performance to inves­tors,” says Sander Paul van Tongeren, Managing Director at GRESB. “The Sector Leaders have set the bar even higher for sustainability performance in 2018, while at the same time paving the way for the entire sector to follow.”

Every year GRESB assesses and benchmarks the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets worldwide and monitors progress towards global sustaina­bility goals. GRESB Assessments are guided by what investors and industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of their investments, and are aligned with international reporting frameworks such as GRI and PRI.


GRESB is the global environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmark for real assets. Working in collaboration with the industry, GRESB defines the standard for sustainability performance in real assets, providing standardized and validated ESG data to more than 70 institutional investors – representing over USD 18 trillion in institutional capital. In 2018 a record 903 property companies and funds participated in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment, the Infrastructure Assessment covered 75 funds and 280 assets. Learn more at